‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Brings Earth-Born Robots to the Franchise
It’s not an easy task creating a bond between characters with a 20-foot height difference. But that’s exactly what the Transformers franchise has been doing for almost four decades.
“I think character scale plays a lot into the character dynamics,” says Dale Malinowski, creator of Nickelodeon’s all-new 3DCG animated Transformers: EarthSpark series, which debuts today, November 11, on Paramount+. “Our new Terran bots, Twitch and Thrash, their alt modes – the drone for Twitch and the motorcycle for Thrash – means they’re not as massive and tall as, say, a semi-truck like Optimus Prime, who always is and feels larger than life in comparison to the human characters around him.”
He continues, “Robbie and Mo Malto, being young human kids, are much closer in scale to a quadcopter drone or a motorcycle with a sidecar. And I think that comes through on screen.”
Transformers: EarthSpark is the newest addition to the extensive Transformers family, which sometimes feels a…